Even though everyone who has seen Elizabethtown seems to hate it, its not the fault of Orlando Bloom. At least according to director Cameron Crowe, who personally called the New York Daily News to refute the rumors across Hollywood that he was unhappy with the performance of his male lead.
“I absolutely love Orlando’s performance – I love everything he did. I had high hopes for him, and he met my high hopes. I think what he has in his eyes and his face is the complete story of the character, in every scene he’s in. He is a deeply soulful guy, and the way he portrays a character thinking about suicide is completely riveting to me.”
And to back this up, Crowe admits he recently re-cut the film after film festival screenings to mostly negative reviews and focused even more on Blooms character.
“What I’ve done, really, is focus more on his performance. The movie is Orlando’s journey. I’m really proud of the movie, and I love the whole process that brought us to this cut.